Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
over the fiscal cliff and not voting for a tax raise and then later negotiating taxes down. >> republicans will be blamed, polls show, if we go over the cliff. >> let's turn to jeb henserling, newly named chairman of the house committee and co-chair on the super committee. we heard will saying how do you salvage a political victory? the reality is if nothing is done, if you cannot get together, you go over the fiscal cliff and taxes go up for everybody, correct? >> well, the president is going to get his revenue one way or the other. house republicans will do everything we can to minimize the damage to our economy. we know that by raising the rates on the top two brackets, as the president wants to do will cause middle income workers at least 2% off their paychecks, lose another 700,000 jobs. that's not something republicans are going to be part of. but the president obviously will get some rv new. there's nothing we can do to stop thachl it's written into current law. bottom line is that you can't solve this problem through revenue. and the president is not being serious.
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
point" a little movement on the fiscal cliff with new proposals on the table from both sides. going to talk about that. some conservatives say they think boehner should step away from the negotiating table. we'll talk to tennessee congresswoman marcia blackburn about that. >>> a viewer writes to a black meteorologist saying she needs to grow hair or wear a wig. it's not something i think looks good on tv so she responded on facebook very nicely said something at the end "have a nice day," got her fired. we'll talk about her story, when we return, in just a moment. questions? anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. >>> seeing some actual movement this morning in ta
Dec 6, 2012 4:00am PST
fiscal cliff? do you worry about that from your colleagues in the house? >> well, i've got to tell you, i've been here 18 years. this is going to be a negotiation between the president of the united states and house speaker john boehner. and so we have engaged in some charades over the last 18 years where we all like pretend to be working in our offices, but we're not doing anything to get this done because there's nothing we can do. this is going to be a discussion between the top leaders of the house and the white house. and when they signal -- sort of like the pope being elected. when the white smoke comes out of the capitol, we can come back and execute the deal. >> wow, i don't know how i feel about the whole pope reference, talking about congress. >> that's better than being sentenced to church, i guess. >> i suppose that is true. and, in fact, that's going to be our next story. steve latourette, always nice to have you. when you're in new york, we would love to have you come and sit down with us on our panel. >> would love to. >>> drunk driver, instead of being sentenced to prison, is sentenced to time in church. not sure how i feel about that.
Dec 11, 2012 4:00am PST
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Dec 13, 2012 4:00am PST
fly back early next week and get started because obviously the fiscal cliff is a major part of it. but as members of the house we don't have a lot we can push on. we can throw out alternatives and options but speaker boehner is our negotiator. >> there's been very little leaked, exactly the details of some of those conversations. we do know from politico which is reporting that speaker boehner has told the president that he would consider more than the $800 billion in new tax revenues that have been on the table if in fact the president were willing to do deeper entitlement cuts. is that the kind of thing that you would support? >> well, i have to see all the details of the deal on it. what we're struggling with is this is obviously a spending-driven crisis. in 2012 -- most americans don't know. in 2012 we received in the federal government the third highest amount of federal revenue ever in the history of the nation. so while there's this conversation about we need more revenue, we actually are receiving more revenue than ever. so the third highest number that we've ever received ever in the history of the nation. while paychecks are going down, federal revenue continues to go up. but we're spending a trillion dollars a year more tha
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am PST
if you go over the fiscal cliff. it seems like republicans are moving towards giving in on the tax rates. might even just vote on the tax portion of the negotiations and kick the rest into january to deal with. if you get a deal on the taxes that president obama seems like he would sign, what happens to the government on the second half of the cliff, the sequester and other extenders? you were at omb. can the government deal with that? can we be okay? >> there's a lot of ifs. republicans don't want to raise taxes on the middle class. they want to pass a bill to prevent increase on rates on the middle class. that would be a good thing. if we got past january 3rd and the sequester went into effect, there are a ways to move through money in accounts where you can buy a few weeks. that's an important thing to do. now don't get me wrong. there would still be a huge impa impact. i don't know what the markets would do. wall street is in a mind if we go past january 3rd, we will fall off the cliff. and secondly, there are people who rely on unemployment benefits and who also could be thrown off those roles because those aren't extended. people would feel that